We picked out the the three best bets from around the world this weekend
Wellington Phoenix v Sydney – Saturday 06:35
Bottom of the pile Wellington host runaway leaders Sydney here, and they couldn’t arrive in worse shape after losing three of their last four with the exception a draw with Brisbane Roar – who are only one place higher in the table. Sydney have won five on the trot, including victories over both their nearest challengers, while they led at the break in each of these games.
Wellington have yet to host a top three side but they trailed at both half-time and full-time in two of their three trips to them this term, and we’re expecting nothing less than a dominant performance from the visitors. Indeed, Sydney have been Win/Win HT/FT in four of their five trips to bottom-three sides since the start of last term.
Melbourne City v Melbourne Victory – Saturday 08:50
After winning their opening four fixtures, City have since gone W2-D1-L4 and now trail league leaders Sydney by nine points. Rivals Victory have won three of their last five, with each of these triumphs away from home, and so they deserve to be slight favorites. Victory won this fixture last term, and given they’ve lost just twice in nine matches, we’re siding with them draw no bet. Indeed, the hosts have only won once in their last four, despite three of them coming against bottom-half sides, while Victory have lost just once in seven on their travels.
PSV v Vitesse – Saturday 18:45
PSV stuttered with a loss to Ajax and a draw with Groningen in their last three, but returned to winning ways on home turf last time out as they were comfortable 3-0 winners hosting Den Haag. Despite leading the Eredivisie by five points, they’ve struggled to break teams down early as they’ve drawn the first half in seven of their last 11, while they’ve been Draw/Win HT/FT in half of their home games this term. Vitesse have gone in level at the break in seven of their last 10, and have been Draw/Loss HT/FT in their last two meetings with PSV.